KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTER: PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ANGARA FAMILY OF LAUNCH VEHICLES

Department of Communications – Khrunichev Space Center Khrunichev Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation) and the Central Machine Building Research Institute (TsNIIMash) are performing joint vibration tests of one of the Universal Rocket Modules (URM-1) that form the core of the Angara-A5 first stage.  These tests started in late 2017 and will take several months … More KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTER: PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ANGARA FAMILY OF LAUNCH VEHICLES

ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

by Warren Ferster — February 26, 2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by … More ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

Avilution, a software-based avionics solutions producer in Huntsville, Alabama, debuted the Unpanel, an integrated avionics display, in the new Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft, at EAA AirVenture.

Avilution’s core product, XFS, is software-based framework that integrates disparate avionic components into a single, unified, avionics experience. In it’s most simplest form, XFS can be used to build a graphical interface for a radio, show and/or log engine monitoring system(s), or drive and monitor the state of switches and/or relays. However, XFS is much … More Avilution, a software-based avionics solutions producer in Huntsville, Alabama, debuted the Unpanel, an integrated avionics display, in the new Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft, at EAA AirVenture.

Avilution: Avionics from scratch

  Software developers seek avionics without constraints April 23, 2015 By Jim Moore The Zenith CH750 instrument panel assembled by Avilution was made from cheap, readily available components designed for non-aviation applications and operated by Avilution’s XFS software. In the Sun ‘n Fun exhibit area amidst aircraft fitted with dazzling arrays of high-end avionics, panels … More Avilution: Avionics from scratch

Vashon Aircraft Ranger

  The Vashon Ranger R7 is the first aircraft designed to fill the gap between aging, under-equipped certificated aircraft and newer but expensive Light Sport Aircraft. The Ranger is a 2-place aircraft that features rugged, full metal construction to take real world usage like flight training. It has one of the most spacious cockpits in … More Vashon Aircraft Ranger

Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

By Nick Zazulia and S.L. Fuller | March 1, 2018 The rotorcraft industry has been ripe with urban air mobility talk for nearly one year, as Uber introduced its idea for a new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi ecosystem May 2017. Since that time, the conversation has begun to focus not on … More Building Urban Air Mobility Could Require Looking Outside Helicopter Industry

SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter performs its first flight with no safety pilot onboard

Maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard performed from Taranto-Grottaglie Airport in Italy This latest achievement provides further evidence of Leonardo’s leading role in Europe in developing ‘unmanned’ air systems  Leonardo announced today that the SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard at Taranto-Grottaglie Airport (Southern Italy). … More SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter performs its first flight with no safety pilot onboard

Skyways drone project in the spotlight at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

In partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Airbus is on track to test an automated package delivery system using unmanned drones in the first half of 2018. Dubbed Skyways, the project signed up SingPost in April 2017 as its logistics partner to trial small parcel delivery via autonomous drones to designated stations … More Skyways drone project in the spotlight at the 2018 Singapore Airshow

Airbus opens commercial drone services in Asia-Pacific

Launches Airbus Aerial Asia, based in Singapore • Expands commercial drone business to Asia-Pacific in key sectors • Bernard Leong appointed Head of Airbus Aerial Asia Singapore, 7 February 2018 – Airbus has launched the Asia-Pacific operations of its “Airbus Aerial” commercial drone services at the Singapore Airshow 2018. The newly established regional base of … More Airbus opens commercial drone services in Asia-Pacific

Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

Milestone in advancing Urban Air Mobility achieved as Vahana celebrates two years since launch   Vahana, the all electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, today announced the successful completion of its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM Pacific … More Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

Iron Bird Power On: CityAirbus reaches next milestone

Donauwörth, The CityAirbus programme has reached another important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit. The first full electric propulsion test bench has the capability to operate the propulsion … More Iron Bird Power On: CityAirbus reaches next milestone

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with … More Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’